Quotations About / On: EVIL

  • 11.
    Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Aeditue, in Fifth Book, ch. 7, p. 740, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 12.
    Evil counsel travels fast.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)
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  • 13.
    We are all born marked for evil.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. New Notes on E. Poe, part II (1859).)
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  • 14.
    Evil gains work their punishment.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 326.)
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  • 15.
    There is no greater evil than anarchy.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 672.)
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  • 16.
    No one who errs unwillingly is evil.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 582 (Tyro).)
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  • 17.
    Evil passions and evil inclinations are much more dangerous than evil books. The sensualist will extract poison from the purest page, the modest can blush without being corrupted.
    ("Colimetis," U.S. women's magazine contributor. American Ladies Magazine, pp. 145-7 (April, 1828).)
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  • 18.
    I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
    (Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political and spiritual leader. Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 74 (1949).)
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  • 19.
    So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
    (T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. repr. In Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot, ed. Frank Kermode (1975). "Baudelaire," introduction, The Intimate Journals of Charles Baudelaire, trans. by Christopher Isherwood (1930).)
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  • 20.
    But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
    (Patrick McGoohan (b. 1928), Anglo-American actor. Quoted in Dave Rogers, "I Am Not a Number, I Am a Free Man," The Prisoner and Danger Man (1989).)
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